Wednesday 6 November 2019

Sign language at school stopped discrimination and gives new hope

It is Monday morning, and Channy, a 7-year-old girl, wears her school uniform and a bright smile as she walks to Kab Kralanh Primary School with her friends and classmates. However, Channy was not always so happy to attend school.

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Cultivating an interest in school for a child with different abilities

Cheng Sreykhouch, 6, is a young student in first grade at Prongel Primary School in Cambodia’s western Pursat Province. Sreykhouch is the second child in her family, which consists of her parents and her older brother. Sreykhouch’s mother is a farmer and her farther is carpenter. Every day, Sreykhouch’s mother gets her ready for school and then takes her one kilometer to school on her motorbike.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

After years of hardship, a young boy finally gets the education he needs

Sokha*, 13, was born into a very poor and disadvantaged family in a small village in the eastern central Cambodian province of Kampong Cham Province near the Mekong River. Although Sokha is 13 years old, he is just now studying first grade at the primary school in his village. Sokha only recently re-enrolled in school again after dropping out of school years ago due to disability and his family situation. Sokha had been to school once before; he started first grade when he was six years old but did not finish his first year.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Away from home, a young teacher takes on a new role to support preschool education

Mr. Sou Lida is a 25 year-old Primary School Teacher from Pursat Province. Lida has been living and teaching in Pramouy Commune in Veal Veng District – a remote part of the province near the Cambodian border with Thailand, nearly 125 km away from the major town, the provincial capital of Pursat.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Parental engagement in children’s education is the key to success

When Save the Children’s Remote Early Learning project started in her village in 2018, Ms. Sali was invited to join the trainings and workshops. She participated in all the project activities and gained a great deal of knowledge related to the benefits of her children’s education, especially children between the ages of three and five. After learning more, she understood that attending preschool and actively supporting young children’s development is extremely important for a variety of reasons, like helping children to develop a strong foundation before they enter primary school. Ms. Sali is now aware of the interconnected benefits of supporting and fostering young children’s mental, physical, social, emotional and psychosocial development.